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Omaha’s Gwyn Williams Selected as One of Just 12 ‘Afterschool Ambassadors’ from Across Nation

Washington, DC – The Afterschool Alliance today announced that Gwynette Williams, Program Director of Collective for Youth, has been selected to serve as a 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassador.  She is one of just 12 local leaders from across the country to

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A night at the movies: Standing Up To Poverty

On Tuesday, July 7, more than 80 people gathered at NET’s community room in Lincoln to screen Standing Up To Poverty. This 30-minute filmed was created by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NELovesPS.org) with a grant from the Sherwood Foundation. It

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning For The Last Month of Summmer

According to the Afterschool Alliance, less than 25% of Nebraska’s students attend any kind of summer learning program. And the studies are clear – when students suspend learning activities over the summer months, they fall behind. But don’t worry –

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How can we stop summer learning loss? Support summer learning.

By Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of School-Community Partnerships As we ease into the break from our school year routines, enjoying the beautiful weather that has blessed Nebraska this spring, it is easy for us to forget that learning never

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STEM 101: What is it and why it’s the future of Nebraska’s economy

By Jeff Cole We hear a lot about STEM lately. And it’s one of those acronyms that you’re kind of embarrassed to admit that you don’t really understand it.  When you hear it,  it resonates at some level, but you are

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